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Stan James
Stan James

General information

StanJames is a British bookmaker established in 1973, they are based and licenced in Gibralter. Running internet and telephone betting with 65 traditional shops in the UK. Stanjames have been quite aggressive in acquiring bookmakers and strengthening their brand. In 2007 they bought Betdirect, 2008 saw Betterbet taken over and in 2009 in a partnership with Austrian BETKICK Sportwettenservice GmbH they developed the SJBET and SJBET24. These platforms were region specific and aimed at Austria, Germany and other mainland Europe countries. Stan James are one of the best known brands in UK bookmaking and are now enhancing their reputation in mainland Europe too.

Financial matters

StanJames is a privately held company and does not publish financial results. However its safe to say as a betting powerhouse in the UK with the backing of a healthy amount of betting shops and such a huge customer base StanJames is safe as houses. One of the biggest betting outlets in the UK for sure. StanJames have been with us for nearly 40 years now and likely for at least 40 more.

Payment methods

All the usual payment options for StanJames Visa and Mastercard, Bank Transfer, Neteller, PayPal, paysafecard and Moneybookers (Skrill).

Website performance

StanJames is one of the quickest and most responsive out there. Everything is very straight forward and very easy to find. In independent reviews StanJames is consistently rated near the top with only Paddy Power’s site rated higher. Content is highly visible, site is easy to handle and offers no lag at all. They offer a comprehensive array of sports and more than enough soccer leagues. Within these leagues they offer a multitude of sub markets and plenty of Ante Post opportunities too. The outright betting markets are one thing StanJames excel at and something their rivals should take a look at offering.

Customer Service

Customer service is by Live Chat, email or telephone. Live chat garners an almost immediate reply and the customer service staff is highly trained and very informative. Customer service is a very important aspect of internet betting for me and a top service is a requirement for me opening an account. StanJames is an all round top site and the customer service is amongst the best in the business. I have been on the receiving end of free bets of StanJames a few times when problems have occurred. These problems were out of StanJames hands but they obliged with free bets as recompense. A nice touch and one appreciated when selecting a bookie to bet with!


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